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An early masterpiece, The Silver Horde was released in 1930, the first year of "talkie" films in Hollywood. Struggling against immense local opposition by pursuing the silver horde, celebrated schools of salmon which swarm beyond Alaskan shores, Boyd Emerson (Joel McCrea) and his ruthless rival in the Yukon salmon fisheries, Frederick Marsh (Gavin Gordon) battle for control of the flourishing fishing industry and the affections of wealthy society gal, Mildred Wayland (Jean Arthur).
Very interesting to see these two, both 25, at the beginning of their careers and learning the acting trade. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by brekrap
This was so good it inspired me to visit Alaska. So we are off to Alaska tomorrow.
Also, realistic view of salmon industry up there.
I loved Jean Arthur in later films like Only Angels Have Wings and Talk Of The Town, and my mother is a fan of both Arthur and Joel McCrea, so I got this one for my mother just to... Read morePublished on June 15, 2008 by R. Christenson / Lunamation
this is an old poorly made and acted movie. It wasn't worth my money to ship, much less buy. Not even a good B movie.Published on May 31, 2008 by Mamie Thomas